A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.Isaac Asimov's "Robot" novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions.But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer.The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start.Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw.Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot--and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim
About the Author
Isaac Asimov, born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.